Marianne's a beaut with big broad bright leaves, dark around the edges and luminous lime in the centre. Dieffenbachias are relatively easy plants to look after and will give you a lush jungly look to your lounge room. Not a plant for homes with curious pets and small children - the common name dumbcane comes from the plant sap's numbing qualities if eaten - but otherwise harmless.
Dieffenbachia seguine 'Tropic Marianne' - dumbcane DESCRIPTION: Leafy foliage plant with broad soft leaves almost entirely lime green, with a dark rim. USES: Ideal container plant for a shaded patio or indoors in a well lit room. Suited to underplanting in tropical style gardens too! PLANTING: Plant in a shady spot with indirect sunlight and regular irrigation. Prefers free draining soil or a good quality potting mix; and needs temperatures above 5C. CARE: Water regularly. Apply a slow release fertiliser yearly and liquid feed every three months for healthy foliage. Remove old leaves for a quick tidy up - wash hands afterwards as the sap can be harmful if swallowed. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 80 cm H x 60 cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on.